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cropped-cropped-andrea-sturdivant-photo.jpgAndrea Sturdivant

Contributing Writer
Contact information
5515 Snow White Ln Charlotte, NC 28213  T 980 207 9860
 E andrea.n.sturdivant@gmail.com W andreasturdivant.com

                        Professional summary

Writer with over five years of online journalism experience. Storyteller, personable interviewer, and creative professional with content management system experience ranging in size from small freelance projects to writing for full scale digital media companies. Ability to bring the news to a broader audience with meticulous fact checking and thorough research of leveraging social media tools and technology.

                     Professional experience

Contributing Writer

Carolina Monthly

Apr 2017 – Present

Performing research on different topics of events, films and music
Uncovering newsworthy stories in North Carolina on musicians, artists, events, films and special projects
Interviewing key people
Writing content with readers needs in mind for Carolina Monthly
Ensuring my pieces are accurate and objective
Establishing contacts and sources to use in future research
Maintaing notes in written or electronic form
Contributing to content idea generation for publication
Staying up-to-date with special projects and events going on in Charlotte, Matthews, Davidson and Cornelius areas.

Freelance Staff Writer

Innovation Intelligence Institute

January 2017 – Present

Researching databases, collecting information from public records and brainstorming ideas.
Performing research on variety of topics such as innovation, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Smart CIties, C5ISR, and Counter-Terrorism.
Analyzing and interpreting topics by breaking down data.
Establishing contacts and sources to use in future research
Maintaing notes in written and electronic form
Contributing to content idea generation for publication
Staying up-to-date with local, national and international affairs of Cybersecurity, technology and counter-terrorism.
Crafting content of Cyber security, technology and counter-terrorism news, gathering information, asking and placing telephone calls from sources and general public.
Conducting research to obtain factual information and authentic detail on news stories.

Writer/Blogger

  • WordPress

    February 2012 – Present 

    Crafting content of news, fiction, nonfiction, short-stories, copy writing, press releases, and newsletters.
    Conducting research to obtain factual information and authentic detail on newsletters and news.
    Handling social media marketing activities such as posting to Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
    Answer emails on behalf of the blog.
    Performing website maintenance activities such as updating plugins and content management system.
    Analyzing web analytics data to gauge content performance and statistics.
    Publicizing new content through other social media platforms, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram.
    Creating videos relevant to content of news, personalized projects and sourcing photography to keep the website visual and current.
    Adding new content to the website five times a week.

Freelance Writer

Blasting News

July 2016 – Present

Crafting content of news, gathering information, asking and placing telephone calls from sources and general public.
Making telephone inquires to police, fire stations, and other officials to check stories.
Conducting research to obtain factual information and authentic detail on news stories.
Handling social media marketing activities such as posting to Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
Performing website main page maintenance activities such as updating plugins and content management system.
Analyzing web analytics data to gauge content performance and statistics.
Publicizing new content through social media platforms, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram.
Creating videos relevant to content of news and sourcing photography to keep the content of news stories visual and current.
Adding new content to the website twice a week.
Conducting phone interviews and gathering information for potential news stories and interviews.

Freelance experience

Carolina School of Broadcasting/WSOC-TV — Charlotte, NC Producer/Videographer, 2016 to present “Cornelius Jazz Festival and Pirate Cove Classic Band Competition Carolina Connection”

Beasley Media Group — Charlotte, NC Camera Operator, 2016 “Former President Barack Obama’s Personal Aide Reggie Love”

Internships

WBTV, Job Shadow 2017-present

Kingdom Covenant Christian Church, Video production assistant intern, 2016-2017

Bella love, Inc, Video production assistant intern, 2016

Victory christian center church, Video production assistant intern, 2015-2016

Danielle Davis Creative Group, LLC, Media relations Intern 2015-2016

WBTV, News intern 2015 to 2016

Carolina school of Broadcasting, Video production assistant intern, 2015-2016

WCCB Charlotte, Job shadow 2015

Hustle Boss Sports & Entertainment magazine, Editorial intern 2014-2015

Education

Carolina school of Broadcasting

Digital Media Technology Certificate, 2016

Ashford university

Journalism Bachelor of Arts, 2014

Skills & Abilities

Multimedia Reporting                                            News Writing

Television writing                                                  Creative Writing

AP Style/SEO                                                            Proofreading/ Editing

Copy Editing                                                            Social Media

Content Management System                             WordPress

Videography                                                          Equipment set up

Non-linear Editing                                               Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Pro X

Time Management                                               Video Script Writing

Creative Writing                                                  Windows, PC & Mac OS Platforms

JVC Cameras                                                         Sony HXR-NX100 Cameras

Canon XF105 Video Cameras                            Video Production

Adobe Premiere Pro CC                                       Studio Production

Pre/Post Video Production